Tottenham are on the verge of re-signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid on deadline day, according to The Times.

Upon hiring , Spurs chairman Daniel Levy promised the new boss that he'd make an effort in snatching the Wales forward if the player became available.

Levy apparently flew to Real Madrid this week for discussions with Florentino Perez about the possibility, reports the Times.

However, Real Madrid seem to be budging on the approach.

“Gareth is here with us and I am counting on him. I am not contemplating this possibility,” said on Gareth Bale on potentially leaving the club.

Bale left Tottenham for a then world-record-breaking fee of €100.8 million in 2013, surpassing Ronaldo's £80 million to Real Madrid in 2009.

There's been speculation that 30-year-old has been left out of Real Madrid's squad to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

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